Michael Jai White
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Height||6 ft (1.829 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Martial Artist, Screenwriter, Television producer, Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Teacher|
|Date of Birth||Nov 10, 1967 (54 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Michael Jai White Net Worth:
What is the net worth of Michael Jai White?
Michael Jai White has a net worth of $5 million as an actor, director, and martial artist. Michael is most known for his roles in “Spawn,” “Why Did I Get Married?” and its sequel by Tyler Perry, and “Black Dynamite.” In addition, he appeared in the Tyler Perry series For Better or Worse. The film “Universal Soldier: The Return,” the web series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” and the HBO television movie “Tyson” are among White’s more credits.
Early Life and Beginnings of Career
Michael Jai White was born in 1964 on November 10th. At the age of four, he began training in Jujutsu, later switching to Shtkan. In addition to Goju-Ryu, Taekwondo, Wushu, and Kyokushin, White also practiced a variety of other martial art systems. Early in his career, he was a special education instructor for children with behavioral challenges.
White made his cinematic acting debut in 1989 with a brief role in “The Toxic Avenger Part II,” a superhero comedic splatter film sequel. In the same year, he repeated his role in “The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie.” White had supporting roles in the 1991 films “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze” and “True Identity.” The following year, he portrayed a soldier in the science-fiction military action film “Universal Soldier” and a military police officer in an episode of “Saved by the Bell.”
After a series of tiny and supporting parts in “On Deadly Ground,” “2 Days in the Valley,” and “City of Industry,” White made his big-screen debut in “Spawn” (1997). As the protagonist, he became the first African-American actor to portray a prominent comic book superhero in a major motion picture. White then featured in the films “Ringmaster” and “Thick as Thieves” in 1998. The next year, he featured in the satirical comedy “Breakfast of Champions” and the science-fiction sequel “Universal Soldier: The Return” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
White featured in the action picture “Exit Wounds,” the sexual thriller “Trois 2: Pandora’s Box,” and the science-fiction action film “Silver Hawk” during the beginning of the twenty-first century. In 2007, he achieved one of his greatest triumphs in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?,” an adaptation of Perry’s own play. The film debuted at number one and prompted a sequel titled “Why Did I Get Married Too?” White has a number of notable jobs during this time period. In the 2008 superhero film “The Dark Knight,” he portrayed the crime leader Gambol. In 2009, he acted in the blaxploitation action comedy “Black Dynamite,” which he also co-wrote. In 2009, White also appeared in the martial arts DVD-only film Blood and Bone. Subsequently, he appeared in the action picture “Tactical Force,” the comedy “We the Party” and “Freaky Deaky,” as well as the sports drama “The Philly Kid.” White’s filmography includes “Fedz,” “Android Cop,” “Falcon Rising,” “Skin Trade,” “Chocolate City,” “Accident Man,” “Dragged Across Concrete,” “Triple Threat,” “Undercover Brother 2,” “Black Friday!” and “The Commando”
White featured in episodes of “Renegade,” “Martin,” “Living Single,” “NYPD Blue,” and “JAG” towards the middle of the 1990s. In 1995, he received his first leading role as boxer Mike Tyson in the HBO television film “Tyson.” He also starred in the television films “Captive Heart: The James Mink Story,” “Shaughnessy,” and “Mutiny” throughout the decade. In 2000, White appeared in both the historical television film “Freedom Song” and the short-lived ABC medical drama “Wonderful.” He then starred on “Boston Public,” “Soul Food,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Justice League.” White portrayed the recurring role of Ellis Hayes in the drama series “Clubhouse” from 2004 to 2005. In 2008, he reprised the character of Bryan in the third season of Tyler Perry’s sitcom “House of Payne.”
After giving his voice to “The Boondocks” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” episodes, White rejoined with Tyler Perry for the latter’s comedy “For Better or Worse,” a spinoff of Perry’s feature “Why I Got Married?” White reprised his role from the film in the program, which aired from 2011 to 2017. During this period, he reprised his role as Black Dynamite in the 2009 film-inspired animated series. Between 2013 and 2019, White portrayed Ben Turner and his alter ego Bronze Tiger in the superhero television series “Arrow.” In addition, he was a recurring cast member on the crime thriller “The Family Business” and starred in two episodes of the comedy “Insecure.” White joins the main cast of the television series “Pump” in 2020.
White is well-known for voicing Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs in the martial arts online series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He has also starred in music videos for Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey’s “I Know What You Want,” Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love,” Toni Braxton’s “Hands Tied,” and Calvin Harris’ “Let’s Go,” with Ne-Yo.
White married Courtenay Chatman in 2005, and the couple had a daughter called Morgan. He has two sons from a previous relationship as well. White divorced Chatman in 2011. In 2015, he wed actress Gillian Iliana Waters, whom he engaged three years later.